Canada’s Delaet Turns Heads With His Play And His Personality

Though the Internationals lost the Cup 18-1/2 to 15-1/2, DeLaet then crowned a superb week by holing a greenside bunker shot for birdie at the 18th to beat PGA Tour rookie of the year Jordan Spieth 1-up. It was his second dramatic closing shot of the day. Early Sunday morning in the completion of the alternate-shot match against Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson, DeLaet chipped in for a three at the par-4 18th with Bradley positioned to make birdie from 12 feet below the hole. “Just one of the coolest feelings in my life really,” said DeLaet, who looked as though he might burst a blood vessel when his chip tumbled into the hole. “I was standing over it, and I was like, this is what we practice for. We put in a lot of time around the greens, and it was a little grainy and it was super soft. I just did all the technique we’ve been practicing with Gabe (Hjertstedt, his short-game coach), and it paid off.” That match was halved, but DeLaet will never forget either moment. “What an unbelievable way to finish,” said DeLaet, who shared the best record on the team, 3-1-1, with Day, who dismantled Brandt Snedeker 6 and 4 in the second singles match. “When I got up here (to the green) I thought I was really going to have to work to make four to halve the hole if Jordan missed,” said DeLaet. “Pretty crazy finish the last two times here today. I executed them both well, but there’s some luck involved as well.” “We gave it a good shake,” said Adam Scott. “I think with so many new faces on the team, they got a great first experience here with the Cup; guys like Graham, unbelievable what he achieved the last couple of days, chipping in on 18 twice, it’s incredible.

2 Canadians released from in Egyptian prison after Canada warns detention would mar relations

The two Canadians retrieved their luggage and were free to leave the airport, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters. The Canadian Foreign Affairs department said Greyson and Loubani were released from an Egyptian prison on Sunday morning. Greysons sister, Cecilia, told The Associated Press that Canadian consular officials were dealing with what she called red tape so they could begin their trip back to Canada. Until they are safely back in Canada we are just going to be a little bit on edge, she said. Weve had contact with them throughout the day today. Were relieved they are out of prison. Were immensely encouraged by that. She said the two are in a safe and secure location waiting patiently to get out. They have been in regular contact via phone and email, she said. She said the the pair were surprised when a guard swung open their cell door and led them to freedom because they had no clue that they were being released. They just got a knock on the cell door and they were just sort of shuffled out of the cell, she said. He actually thought they were changing cells or going to a different prison. Lynne Yelich, a junior minister for consular affairs, said in a statement released earlier Sunday that the Canadian government was working to get the pair back home. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed the news of their release, issuing a statement from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur where hes continuing a visit aimed at strengthening ties with that Southeast Asian nation. The government of Canada has obviously been pushing for that and welcomes this decision by the government of Egypt and we look forward to seeing these two Canadian citizens return home in the not too distant future. Loubani and Greyson got caught up in the unrest surrounding the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in a coup.